Here’s a shocker I don’t think anyone was expecting, but many are applauding.
“Community” star, and sarcastic wonder Joel McHale has been cast in FOX’s “The X-Files” revival!
McHale will play Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), says Variety.
Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, while William B. Davis will be back as the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Mulder and Scully, respectively.
Veteran writers James Wong and Glen Morgan are also back. The two writers collaborated on several of the series’ most acclaimed episodes and they’re each slated to write and direct one episode of the new season. Morgan will also join as executive producer with Chris Carter, who created the series.
It was revealed the other week that FOX opened “The X-Files” offices at North Shore Studios in N. Vancouver, with plans to film the 6 episodes from June 8th – Aug 14th.
The new series is set for an January 2016 premiere.